In Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, Muslim Residents Move Court to Protect Temple from Encroachment
The Delhi high court on Friday, September 24, ordered the police to ensure that a temple in Noor Nagar, which is in Delhi’s Jamia Nagar, is “protected” and that there is “no law and order situation in the area”. The court’s order comes after a part of the dharamshala situated next to the temple, in the heart of Noor Nagar, was razed by miscreants last week….
Jai Prakash, an elderly auto-driver, told The Wire that the temple is now being guarded because of the efforts of local Muslims in the area. “The miscreants were targeting our religious structures because of their greed for money. The private builders wanted to take that land away and build something else over it,” he said…. The temple has been closed for almost a decade now….
Syed Faizul Azeem (Arshi),… who filed the petition before the Delhi high court…. to seek protection for the temple…. said that in spite of multiple complaints, no investigation had been initiated into the matter…. Azeem said that he understands the pain of seeing the religious structures getting razed and people dying because of communal issues…. He added that there is a growing disconnect between the two communities, but efforts for peace should be made from both sides….